News Briefs: Mundelein High School to present ‘Music Man’
Updated: June 4, 2012 10:23AM
Libertyville to host First Friday
MainStreet Libertyville’s monthly First Friday event will be held from 6-9 p.m on Friday, May 4 in downtown Libertyville.
First Friday features a variety of events and promotional activities by local businesses and restaurants. Parents can drop off their 5th thru 8th graders at the Black Box Theater for the X-treme Club IP First Friday dance party featuring DJ Kev-X of the MusicNOW DJ Group. Other special events include the 5th anniversary celebration at North Shore Pro-Active Health and the first anniversary at Rolland’s Jewelers. Dancenter North presents “Soul-2-Soles Tap Jam” at 8 p.m. featuring new pieces from their junior and senior companies. Food, music and special promotions will be offered at many restaurants.
For a list of First Friday happenings, call the MainStreet office at (847) 680-0336 or visit the website at www.mainstreetlibertyville.org.
High school set to present ‘Music Man’
Mundelein High School will present the Meredith Willson musical “The Music Man” on May 3-6 in the MHS auditorium. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7 p.m. and the Sunday show at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
Taking on the roles of Harold Hill and Marian Paroo are seniors Zac Traughber and Molly Whitaker.
Phone reservations are now being accepted at (847) 949-2200 (ext. 1407). Tickets can also be reserved through the MHS website, www.d120.org. The box office will also be open for advanced ticket sales on Thursday and Friday, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. The box office is located just inside the main entrance of the school by the main office. Tickets will also go on sale 45 minutes prior to curtain for each of the performances.
VHHS to present play on Anne Frank
Vernon Hills High School will present its spring play, “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank,” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the VHHS Studio Theatre, 145 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills.
The play, written by James Still, is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines historic photographs, videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss, and live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II.
The play is directed by Stephanie Freichels and with technical direction by Kevin Phelan. Costumes are by Jen Phelan.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets can be picked up in the VHHS Fine Arts Office or purchased from students who will be selling them in the lobby every day next week during lunch hours. For more information, contact the VHHS Fine Arts Office at (847) 932-2283.
Ballroom dancers to appear at Mickey Finn’s
Two ballroom dancers/dance instructors are teaching the art of ballroom dancing during a special “Dance and Dine” event on Sunday, May 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Mickey Finn’s Brewery, 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Libertyville.
The evening features group ballroom dance lessons from world class dancer/instructor Krystian Grabowski and award winning dancer/instructor Sylvia Zawadzka, co-owners of Ballroom Dance Studio, in the restaurant’s private Amber Room. Lessons will be followed by appetizers.
Cost for the special evening of dance and dine is $20 per person, with each person not yet a student of Ballroom Dance Studio receiving a free, 45-minute private lesson at its Vernon Hills or Northbrook studio. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Ballroom Dance Studio at (847) 549-8748, or visiting www.ballroomdancestudiovh.com.
High schools to host symposium on drugs
Stevenson, Vernon Hills, Libertyville and Buffalo Grove high schools are hosting a community symposium on Wednesday, May 9, from 7-9 p.m. at Stevenson High School’s Performing Arts Center.
The panel discussion will address the reality of adolescent drug use, consequences and guidance for our community and families. The panel will include Judge Daniel Shanes, State’s Attorney Suzanne Willett, Metropolitan Enforcement Group, Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire Police Departments and Family and Adolescent in Recovery program (FAIR).
Plant expert to speak to Audubon Society
Susanne Masi, nationally known plant expert, will present a program on Plants of Concern at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7 at the Libertyville Village Hall, 118 W. Cook St.
Sponsored by the Lake County Audubon Society, Masi will describe a rare plant-monitoring program she created through the Chicago Botanic Garden for Chicago Wilderness.
Masi is Manager of Regional Floristics and of the Plants of Concern Program at the Chicago Botanic Gardens where she also manages the CBG Herbarium, teaches, and does research and monitors endangered plant species.
The hour-and-a-half program is free and open to the public.
MHS foundation to sponsor “Drive and Dine”
The Mundelein High School Community Education and Alumni Foundation will sponsor the MHS Drive ‘n’ Dine event Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fund-raiser will feature chicken and ribs carry out “drive through” dining, catered by a local vendor. The chicken and ribs will be grilled on site. Patrons will be able to purchase and pick up their food in the west parking lot at the high school and then take their meals home or to a park.
Three adult meals will be available for $12 each and one children’s hot dog meal for $6. Each dinner will also include baked beans with bacon and brown sugar, corn on the cob with butter, vinaigrette coleslaw and dinner roll with butter.
Meals may also be pre-ordered by clicking on RevTrak on the district website at www.d120.org. The MHS Foundation raises funds for future student education grants.